July 11, 2014

Hummingbirds

We put up the hummingbird feeder in the hopes that one day we'd see one.  Well, we see one, two, three, or more just about any time we look out the window.  These photos are taken with a smart phone, so I'm not sure how well you can see this little 2 1/2 incher.  He or she is perched, not hovering, and devouring the sugar water we put out this morning. To watch them hover is one of the most fascinating natural wonders.


We don't know much about hummingbirds.  The types we've seen have either a red throat, a yellow breast, or a white breast with dark colored wings. They are so small we can't tell much else, except that  they are sugar fiends.

We have seen so many at the feeder that it makes us realize that they are probably all around us all the time, but we don't see them because they seldom stop.  Or we think they are bugs.

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